The 50 Best Ways to Approach Life
SELF – ESTEEM
- You understand that you are unique, and that you have a unique contribution to make to this world.
- You realize that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons.
- You work daily to improve your skills and self-knowledge.
- You take pride in doing your best.
- You promote self-confidence in the people with whom you work and live.
- You practice what you preach; you walk your talk.
- You adapt to change quickly.
- You’re able to take risks and deal with uncertainty.
- You pace yourself (by the hour, by the month, by the year).
- You look for ways to remove the unnecessary stressors in your life at work, at home.
- You use your head instead of your back -you think things through and plan ahead in order to conserve your physical energy.
- You’re able to look at a stack of work and tackle one thing at a time calmly.
- The moment you feel physical or mental distress, you take action to relieve it, so that the small stresses molehills don’t become mountains
- You see finish lines, rather than deadlines.
- You understand that life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.
- You are able to live in peace with the things you cannot change; you have the courage to change the things you can change; and you have the wisdom to know the difference.
- You nurture your sense of humor (“No humor, no creativity; know humor, know creativity”).
- You use your imagination to come up with new possibilities.
- You say, “What if…?, instead of, “Yes, but…”
- You combine intuition, experience, msight, and analytical thinking. ,
- You find ways to make work fun.
- You take life seriously, but yourself not at all. ‘
- You are positive you look for the good in everyone.
- You are a professional you strive for excellence.
- You are proactive you don’t wait for a “crisis” to occur.
- You are progressive you aim to surpass your past accomplishments.
- You are productive you get the job done right, and right on time.
- You are profitable you create quality products and services that help others.
- You make good moment-by-moment choices concerning your well-being.
- You balance work and family life.
- You arrive at work with your batteries fully charged.
- You give equal attention to the health of body. mind, and soul.
- You seek professional advice or counselling if and when needed.
- You tap inner reserves so you’re able to keep up your morale when everyone is losing theirs.
- You have initiative and are able to operate with little or no supervision.
- You accept responsibility for your actions.
COMMUNICATION AND QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS
- You are able to express your ideas and your needs clearly and concisely.
- You ask questions and actively listen.
- You have two ears and one mouth, and you remember to listen twice as much as you talk.
- You are sensitive to the needs and feelings of co-workers, clients, family, and friends.
- You relate well to people with different abilities and personalities.
- You mind your own business.
- You are forgiving and compassionate.
- You accept contradiction and correction cheerfully.
- You are able to compromise and yield in discussion.
- You are patient, kind, courteous, and considerate.
Source: Adapted in part from materials by Healthworks. 2501 SE. Madison, Portland, OR 97214